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Titans stars jump to next level

Posted on May 29, 2014 | in Sports, Track and Field | by

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Jahzelle Ambus, Seattle Pacific University. 2013 NWAACC Champion - 100, 200-meter dash Personal best - 200-meter dash: 25.03 seconds (fifth in school history) Part of 4X100 and 4X400-meter relay teams that hold school records

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Kara Hallock, Oregon State University. Lane record holder - heptathlon: 4,785 points 100-meter hurdles: 14.16 seconds 2014 NWAACC Champion - 100-meter hurdles 7x All-American

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Macaulay Wilson, Oregon State University. 2014 NWAACC Champion: 800-meter 2013 and 2014 All-American: 800-meter Personal Bests - 800-meter: 2:16.61 (fifth in school history) Part of 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams that hold school records

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Zach Olivera, University of Tennessee.2013 and 2014 NWAACC Champion - pole vault2013 and 2014 All-American Personal best - pole vault: 16'4.75" (fourth-best in school history)

Eugene on Saturday, March 22, 2014. (Eugene Johnson/The Torch)

Anna Jensen, Sacramento State University. 2013 NWAACC Champion - pole vault 2013 and 2014 All-American Personal best - pole vault: 11'9.25" (fourth in school history)

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Leah Wilson, Boise State University 2013 NWAACC Champion - shot put - 3x All-American - Personal Best: Hammer throw: 151'05" (fifth in school history) - Shot Put: 44'6" (third in school history)

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Madison Seaman, University of Wyoming 2013 NWAACC Champion - Discus - 4x All-American - Personal bests - discus: 151'11" (third in school history) - Shot put: 42'8" (seventh in school history)

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Erik Jorgensen, University of South Dakota 2012 NWAACC Champion - pole vault - 2012 All-American - Personal Best: 16'4.75" (forth-best in school history)

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Kayla Vasquez, California State University Chico 2013 All-American - Personal Best - pole vault: 11'5.75" (ninth in school history)

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Janelle Noga, University of South Dakota 2014 NWAACC champion - pole vault - 2012 and 2014 All-American - Personal best - pole vault: 11'9.25" (fourth in school history)

Jahzelle Ambus, Seattle Pacific University. 
2013 NWAACC Champion - 100, 200-meter dash
Personal best - 200-meter dash: 25.03 seconds (fifth in school history)
Part of 4X100 and 4X400-meter relay teams that hold school recordsKara Hallock, Oregon State University. Lane record holder - heptathlon: 4,785 points 100-meter hurdles: 14.16 seconds 2014 NWAACC Champion - 100-meter hurdles 7x All-AmericanMacaulay Wilson, Oregon State University. 2014 NWAACC Champion: 800-meter
 2013 and 2014 All-American: 800-meter
Personal Bests - 800-meter: 2:16.61 (fifth in school history)
Part of 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams that hold school recordsZach Olivera, University of Tennessee.2013 and 2014 NWAACC Champion - pole vault2013 and 2014 All-American Personal best - pole vault: 16'4.75" (fourth-best in school history)Anna Jensen, Sacramento State University.  2013 NWAACC Champion - pole vault
2013 and 2014 All-American Personal best - pole vault: 11'9.25" (fourth in school
history)Leah Wilson, Boise State University    2013 NWAACC Champion - shot put - 3x All-American - Personal Best:  Hammer throw: 151'05" (fifth in school history) - Shot Put: 44'6" (third in school history)Madison Seaman, University of Wyoming  2013 NWAACC Champion - Discus - 4x All-American - Personal bests - discus: 151'11" (third in school history) - Shot put: 42'8" (seventh in school history)Erik Jorgensen, University of South Dakota  2012 NWAACC Champion - pole vault - 2012 All-American - Personal Best: 16'4.75" (forth-best in school history)Kayla Vasquez, California State University Chico  2013 All-American - Personal Best - pole vault: 11'5.75" (ninth in school history)Janelle Noga, University of South Dakota  2014 NWAACC champion - pole vault - 2012 and 2014 All-American - Personal best - pole vault: 11'9.25" (fourth in school history)
Ten Lane track standouts have signed National Letters of Intent with four-year schools

In one of the greatest seasons in school history, the Lane track and field program repeated as Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges champions on both the men’s and women’s sides. Sparked by 11 individual champions, and 25 All-Americans, the 2014 Titans sophomores were the first group since 1997 to contribute to back-to-back championships. Leading Lane’s championship run were ten athletes who are transferring to four-year schools, all of which are Division II or higher. “Without a doubt, in my 16 years, we have never had this many athletes move on to the next level,” Lane head coach Grady O’Connor said. “It speaks volumes to our assistant coaches and their hard work, and it speaks to our institution and our support staff. I’m obviously biased, but it goes down in my book as the best sophomore class in Lane history.” The Titans featured seven sophomore pole vaulters who earned All-American honors a combined ten times in their respective careers. Four of those vaulters, Zach Olivera, Erik Jorgensen, Anna Jensen and Janelle Noga have signed National Letters of Intent at NCAA Division I schools. Sophomore throwers Madison Seamen and Leah Wilson have also committed to NCAA Division I schools.

Two members of Lane’s record-breaking relay team, Jahzelle Ambus (Seattle Pacific University) and Macaulay Wilson (Oregon State University), have chosen to remain in the Northwest, and heptathlete Kara Hallock will join Wilson at OSU. Hallock and Wilson will accompany former Lane sprinter Allie Church as Titans who have committed to the Beavers’ upstart track program, which was reinstated in 2012. Wilson will attend as a walk-on, and pole-vaulter Kayla Vasquez will attend at California State University Chico as a walk-on.

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